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Iran opposes Syria military action, Zarif tells Turkey

Iran opposes Syria military action, Zarif tells Turkey

AFP
Tehran
Iran’s top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif told his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in a phone call that Tehran is opposed to military action in Syria, the foreign ministry said.
“Zarif voiced opposition to military action” and “urged respect for Syria’s territorial integrity and national sovereignty,” Zarif was quoted as saying in a statement issued late Monday.
The Iranian foreign minister also “stressed the need for the fight against terrorism and for the establishment of stability and security in Syria”.
Iran said the US should have pulled out of Syria long ago, while expressing concerns about a Turkish incursion.
“If such an action occurs, it will not only remove Turkey’s security concern, but will result in widespread material and human damage,” the foreign ministry said in a separate statement.
In their phone call, Zarif told Cavusoglu that the Adana agreement was “the best approach for Syria and Turkey and for addressing their concerns”.